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5 bedroom cottage for sale

Honeypot Cottage, Thwaite, Eye, IP23

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Multiple aspect views of gardens throughout the property
  • Versatility of space and layout
  • Split level accommodation with bedrooms and bathrooms on ground and 1st floors
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Light, bright and excellent ceiling heights, even upstairs
  • Patio areas to catch the sun at any time of day
  • 16th Century character house, but not listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A very well-presented, attractive and spacious five-bedroom 16th-17th century (not listed) thatched cottage which has been modernised and extended to create a flexible and capacious family home with excellent ceiling heights throughout. The renovations have been beautifully completed without compromising the character that makes this property so special.

Honeypot Cottage is located on the edge of the highly-favoured village of Thwaite. The village is ideally located in the beautiful mid-Suffolk countryside allowing quick access to the A140 and within a short distance of Ipswich, Norwich, Diss, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds. These cities and market towns have excellent train, bus and highway connections into London.

Whilst rural in location, the property is located within a small community including the charming Walnut Tree Pub, with its much acclaimed vegetarian and vegan restaurant. The location affords direct access to country walks including the Suffolk Way leading to the adjacent village of Mendlesham.

This charming, versatile property offers plenty of space for a family: with a substantial living and dining room, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property is further complimented by extensive ornamental front and back gardens, as well as a field, orchard and large pond. The property boasts a spacious double width garage (with inspection pit), a greenhouse, several outbuildings and ample hard parking space.

The house is comfortably cool in summer: warm and cosy in the winter. The sitting and dining rooms open onto each other and provide versatile reversible spaces for flexible family living. In the sitting room, the large open fire makes it the perfect place to curl up with a book on a wet, rainy day, enjoying the warmth and atmosphere. There is a separate ‘Snug’ that’s an ideal place for the children to watch television or play games on-line, giving everyone their own space

Property Features
• Thatched period cottage set in 1.5-acre (STS) cottage gardens
• Gross internal floor area approximately 2,020 square foot/188 square metres
• Ground floor: entrance hall, double bedroom, library/snug, family bathroom, sitting
room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
• First floor front: two bedrooms, landing area/office
• Annex: separate access bedroom with en-suite bathroom (which can be used as
an office/studio or as self-contained accommodation)
• Detached double width garage with inspection pit, summer house, greenhouse, 2
chicken coops with runs

Sitting Room 3.71m (12'2) x 7.54m (24'9)
Substantial sitting room with beautifully exposed beams, exposed brickwork and large
open log fire place, leading through into the dining room. A lovely space for the family to gather to spend time together.
Dining Room 5.13m (16'10) x 3.53m (11'7)
Spacious dining room with lovely exposed wall timbers, the perfect place for family/guest dinners
Library/Snug 3.71m (12'2) x 3.05m (10')
At present used as a library, but ideal for a private office, study, reading room or a snug for the children

Kitchen 4.19m (13'9) x 3.48m (11'5)
A beautiful, bespoke country style kitchen/breakfast room. The bespoke shaker-style kitchen was made by a local cabinet maker. Perfect for informal family gatherings at the breakfast bar.

Master Bedroom 4.19m (13'9) x 4.37m (14'4)
Ideally located on the ground floor. Large windows allowing the light to pour in and offering beautiful views of the garden

Master Bedroom En-Suite 3.05m (10') x 2.31m (7'7)
En-suite bathroom with large corner bath, shower, toilet and basin
Bedroom 2 3.94m (12'11) x 3.63m (11'11) max
On the ground floor at the front of the house located, spacious double bedroom with front and side window
Family Bathroom 2.1m (6'11) x 2.46m (8'1)
Located on the ground floor, with roll top bath, toilet, basin, window with tempered glass and atmospheric lighting
Bedroom 3 3.71m (12'2) x 3.78m (12'5)
On the first floor, right hand front of the house located double bedroom
Bedroom 4 3.71m (12'2) x 2.82m (9'3)
On the first floor, left hand front of the house located bedroom
Landing / Office Room 3.71m (12'2) x 3.54m (11'7)
Spacious landing at present in use as a music room / office room
Bedroom 5 / Annexe / Office / Studio 2.62m (8'7) x 6.76m (22'2)
At the back of the house above the master bedroom located annexe with en-suite, suitable as a fifth bedroom, a spacious home office, guest accommodation or Airbnb
Annex Bathroom 2.62m (8'7) x 2.79m (9'2)
En-suite bathroom with bath, toilet and basin. Located on the first floor at the back of the house. Large Velux roof window
Loft Room 5.59m (18'4) x 2.57m (8'5)
Very spacious storage room with access through a door in the annexe bathroom
Double Garage 6.1m (20') x 6.1m (20')
Spacious double width, double door garage with inspection pit, ideal for a classic car enthusiast. The garage has a side door and window and a window at the back
Estimated 1.5 acres of cottage gardens
Extensive, mature landscaped gardens with an orchard, large pond and fields, a greenhouse, a chicken run and several other useful outbuildings. The grounds are divided by hedges, trees and shrubs into multiple, complementary areas with lawns, but with plenty of colour throughout the year with a beautiful bluebells, daffodils and tulips show in spring, flowering shrubs and trees. The gardens also have a small woodland wildlife area with pond and a vegetable garden. Each of the the different parts of the garden provides their own individual character
Additional Off Road Parking
Three, off the road parking spaces, inside the gates in front of the garage and a further two parking spaces outside the gates in front of the garage
Transport links
By car:
Diss, 9 miles, 20 minutes via A140
Ipswich, 16 miles, 26 minutes via A140 and A14
Bury St Edmunds, 26 miles, 34 minutes via A14
Norwich, 29 miles, 45 minutes via A140 and A11
Cambridge, 52 miles, just over an hour via A14

By train:
Diss, on the Great Eastern Main Line to London Liverpool Street in 1 hour 50 minutes
Stowmarket, also on the Great Eastern Main Line to London Liverpool Street in 1 hour 34 minutes
Bury St Edmunds, to London Liverpool Street in 2 hours 2 minutes

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Honeypot Cottage enjoys a private position in the village of Thwaite. The village is located in the heart of Mid Suffolk about nine miles north-east of Stowmarket. The historical market town of Eye is about four miles away and provides local amenities including a butcher, fishmonger, bakery and some restaurants.

Education, both private and state, is well catered for from pre-school to university levels and easily accessed by car. Exploring the countryside in Suffolk is an ideal way to relax. The land where the 'South Folk' lived, named after the Germanic tribe who settled here around the 5th Century AD, it is a land that resonates with a rich heritage and history.

This tranquil and relaxed county is characterised by ancient market towns, rolling farmland, villages of thatched, colour-washed cottages and a prolific array of historic churches.
Directions to Honeypot Cottage
Travelling from the A14 north along the A140, you pass through Brockford Street (30 mph) and turn left after the Walnut Tree Pub Restaurant, signed Cotton 4, Wickham Skeith 2. Honeypot Cottage is the first property to be found on the right-hand side of the road.

Travelling from Diss south along the A140, you pass through Stoke Ash, and turn right after the big green/white sign Cotton, Wickham Skeith (50 mph). Honeypot Cottage is the first property to be found on the right-hand side of the road.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 November 2017

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